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Magnesium (Mg)

About magnesium

Magnesium availability is low on sandy, acidic soils, on soils with high potash content, during cold and wet conditions.

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is shown by: yellow and brown leaves, which fade and die, early crop maturation, shanking, premature leaf fall.

What is magnesium important for?

  • Component of chlorophyll
  • Phosphate metabolism
  • Nitrogen metabolism (nitrate reduction)
  • Protein synthesis
  • Regulation of the water balance
  • Activation of numerous enzymes

Whereby magnesium deficiency is enhanced?

  • Sandy soil
  • Acidic soil
  • Coldness and moisture
  • Soil with a high potassium content
  • Properties of certain rootstock (ApfelKorn M4)